New Zealand Locations Guide

Short guides of what I liked and did not like about the many New Zealand locations that I visited. I said short guides so don't expect insider's tips and local's advices, just my honest opinion on each place that I visted in this amazing country. For thorough guides on almost every New Zealand areas, towns, national parks and much much more, go check out Backpackerguide.NZ

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Kaikoura - South Island

Dolphin swim Seal Colony Kaikoura Mountain hikes
$160 Free! Free!

An abundance of sea life live off the shores of Kaikoura. I’m talking seals, dolphins, whales and albatross! Swimming with the small dusky dolphins in their natural environment was one of my favourite wildlife experiences in New Zealand. If you don’t want to get in the water or need to save money, then simply walking along the waterfront will give you a seal colony encounter. They’re everywhere! However, there’s more to Kaikoura than the wildlife. Check out the Kaikoura Mountains just behind the town that are definitely worth hiking to get epic views.